The Local Government Ombudsman was set up to remedy individual injustice, but very often we find that improving services for one person can have a positive impact on many others, writes Local Government Ombudsman and Chair of the Commission for Local Administration, Dr Jane Martin.
Rose La Touche from Camden Council updates blog readers on the progress of a project that has been working to tackle some of the problems faced by those living in overcrowded housing.
With one in four of us experiencing mental health problems in any one year, it’s important to recognise that promoting mental well-being is as important as physical well-being, says Tom Pollard.
Chris Ford warns that the proposed cuts to community pharmacy funding represent a set back to tackling health inequalities and a major loss of important community assets.
The Centre for Public Scrutiny has just launched a new paper on the stages that local areas will have to go through in agreeing and implementing a devolution deals which also highlights the need for greater public involvement, writes Ed Hammond.
The MJ's Dan Peters was joined us last night for our live local election coverage. He gives an early morning take on the state of play (this article first appeared on the MJ website this morning). We will be covering the remaining local election results as they come in on our live blog.
Consumer Rights have been thrown into the spotlight in the last year more than ever before, but there are still significant gaps in the public’s knowledge when it comes to how to complain, writes Lewis Shand Smith, Chief Ombudsman at Ombudsman Services.